have you seen the amazing owl canisters from anthropologie? gah! so crazy beautiful, right? and there are so many to choose from, too. love them all. i want a little owl family nesting somewhere in my home. not real ones, just anthro ones, thanks.
what? i’m not a billionaire? oh yeah.
lucky me, i happened upon this little gem at a garage sale a few months ago!
ok, time to be truthful. the real “before” picture is above, on the window sill, a not-nearly-as-cute former life as a brown owl (sheesh, who ever heard of that?).
sadly, my only before pic also shows my failings at household duties. darn picture was too fuzzy to crop everything else out and just keep the owl!
really, the owl has no purpose. its not actually a canister. it looks like a pitcher, but there’s no spout hole. its only purpose in life is to sit there and look pretty. and i needed to help it fulfill its purpose!
so i gave the owl several coats of glossy cream spray paint then got out my crafty paints.
i really watered down the colors i used and git just a teeny bit on my brush at a time as it ran into the cracks and crevices of the owl pretty quickly. i wanted a watercolor-y look, so i was ok with it being kind of transparent.
he is still awaiting a coat of clear gloss since where i painted is a flatter sheen, but he’ll have to wait a bit longer… i found another owl to repaint and join him!